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CELAC Summit: Cristina Kirchner with her own agenda and a history class on the Honduran flag

2023-01-23T22:56:05.990Z

The vice president received President Xiomara Castro in the Senate and released a video with the story of the change in color of the flag.



Prior to the CELAC Summit,

Cristina Kirchner maintained her own agenda and received the President of Honduras,

Xiomara Castro

, in the Senate,

who is in Buenos Aires to participate in the meeting of leaders.

Before the meeting, the vice president released a video through social networks in which she mentioned what happened in 2009 when Manuel Zelaya was overthrown and the flag of that Central American country was changed.

The former president, who had traveled to Honduras in January 2022 to participate in the inauguration of Castro (the first female president of Honduras), described in the video with particular emphasis the role of Argentina in the face of the coup.

“When Manuel Zelaya, who is the husband of Xiomara Castro, was overthrown in 2009, this was the original flag.

Not only did they overthrow him, but they

changed the flag and put up a bluer

, darker flag,” Cristina said.

In this context, he pointed out that "Xiomara's first act when she took office as president, obviously was to restore the original flag of Honduras", which went from a more intense blue to one of a more turquoise hue.

As she told the story, the vice president moved around her office and asked that the camera accompany her to show a decoration that Castro sent her last year.

“For her support for democracy and the resistance of the Honduran people against the 2009 coup that overthrew the democratic government of President José Manuel Zelaya Rosales.

This is how we built the victory in Tegucigalpa”, reads the mention that Cristina read enthusiastically.

"

It is the recognition of the role that Argentina had back in 2009

, through who was its president at that time, which was a very strong reaction that all Latin American democracies had in the face of coups d'état," he continued.

And to that he added: "We traveled to New York with Rafael Correa (Ecuador), then we traveled to El Salvador, where we waited for Manuel Zelaya, who had been overthrown.

It was a very strong, very important gesture from all the Latin American democracies

towards that Honduran democracy that had been overwhelmed, overthrown”.

However, he stressed, “thirteen years later, Xiomara finally became president of Honduras, which shows that perseverance, resilience, and convictions do not have time to be fulfilled.

The important thing is always to have the will to carry them out”.

To close the video, the vice president included the moment when Castro enters Cristina's office and asks her to sign her book, "Sincerely."

"I can't leave without a dedication

," said the Honduran president, who gave Cristina a handkerchief from a local artist.

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